What: Designers Toni Hacker and Ben Harnett will launch a limited-edition handbag collection, Hayden-Harnett for Target, due to appear in stores Dec. 28.
What We Say: There’s been a flurry of activity this week at Tar-jey; after yesterday’s announcement that Thakoon will design the next Go International line for the retailer, now we know that on the handbag front, Toni Hacker and Ben Harnett are the next up in Target’s series of limited-edition designer handbag collections. No images or samples are yet available, so we’re not sure what the collection is shaping up like, but if you take a peek at the Hayden-Harnett website, you’ll get a feel for what they do. For us, their high-end bags are beautiful but quite honestly not so much different in styling than what we already see at Target (big metallic satchels and totes, chain and fringe detail). Which could mean that either their bags will fit in perfectly with the Target shoppers’ sensibility, or they might not stand out from current offerings at all. We’ll keep you posted . . .
Pictured: Hayden-Harnett Tamasin Tote, $495